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Nov 30, 2014
IELTS Remark
by: IELTS buddy

The procedures are explained here:

Enquiry on results

Apr 16, 2016
by: Anonymous

I'm still thinking if I go for remarking...would u mind to give an idea..
I did the exam for 3 times and last result was:
L. 5.5
R. 6
Overall is 6 and I need 6.5
I did very well in speaking but the result is still 6.
Is it possible if I will apply for remarking it will goes up atleast 6.5? Overall?

I only need .5

Thank you...

Email me if possible

Apr 17, 2016
by: IELTS buddy

I wouldn't say there is anything in your results that stands out as odd as they are all around the same range - 5.5 - 6.5.

You say you did well in the speaking but only the examiner can really judge that as they do the scoring and have the assessment criteria.

Also, if let's say your speaking goes up to 6.5, as far as I can see, you will still only get band 6 overall. Your listening is unlikely to change as that is not subjective - your answers were either right or wrong.

It would be risky but it's really up to you. As I have said before, it's impossible for anyone to know what may happen if it was reassessed.

Jun 05, 2016
IELTS reevaluation
by: richa

Hi, just want to confirm, after reevaluation whether these people could lower the points as well..kindly tell me

Jun 26, 2016
Advice is appreciated
by: Ahmed

I would like to ask for any advice about remarking my speaking test as I believe I didn't get a fair test.

My first try for IELTS General I took the speaking test and I couldn't take the others due to an emergency.

Speaking 8
Listening 0
reading 0
writing 0

My second try

Speaking 8
reading 7.5
listening 6.5
writing 6

My third try.

For the speaking the examiner was late about 15 min and I felt nervous seeing other test takers finishing there turns with other examiners while I was made to wait infront of the exam room waiting for my examiner. When he arrived he went inside and I was made to wait another 10 min (while he prepared). My time was at 9 am and I entered the room at 9.25. The security and other attendants were also asking and looking around for the examiner and called him several times on his cell until he arrived. That situation made me feel uneasy and uncomfortable unlike previous times while taking the test. In addition, the examiner seemed out of mood or a bit upset. He was ok with me but very different from the other examiners I met during my previous attempts.

I scored in speaking 7
Listening 8,
Reading 9
Writing 7.5

My previous attempts I scored 8 in speaking.

What would you recommend is remarking a good try or not?

Thank you

Jul 01, 2016
Advice is appreciated
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Ahmed,

The basis for a remark would really be whether you are very sure that you did just as well in that third test as you did in the first two tests.

If so, then you may have been scored too low, maybe like you say because the examiner was not doing his/her job well. But only you can decide that.

But if you are saying that you think you did less well because you were made to wait and that made you nervous then your score may be correct.

So you really need to think about those things and decide.

Aug 14, 2016
Should I get an IELTS Remark?
by: Mert Yücesoy


I would like to ask for your opinion. My score is like the following:

IELTS General Training - Overall Result 8.5

Listening - 9
Reading - 9
Written - 6
Speaking - 9

I can't believe that I scored 6 in writing section; I conduct business mainly in English, wrote my masters thesis in English and I always got high scores in different English exams (i.e 113/120 TOEFL, Writing 29/30). I am also positive that I wrote essays quite similar to example IELTS General Training tests online and I exceeded the given word limit for both tasks.

I needed at least a 7 or an 8 as a score. I am thinking whether I should take the test again or ask for a remark of the Writing section.

Should I recheck?

Thank you for the help

Aug 15, 2016
Band 6 for writing
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Mert,

As I said on here if you read other comments, it is really difficult to know what result an EoR may have.

In your situation the 6 does seem low and you have a fairly good case to think about a remark i.e. your other scores are much higher and you know that your writing skills are quite good.

However, there are a couple of things against it. Firstly, with such a difference in score, it is possible that it may have already been flagged up as an issue at IELTS and looked at again. If this is the case then obviously 6 is correct because the second marker must have given the same score.

But they won't tell you this if you call them so I can't be sure if that is the case.

Also, there are sometimes reasons why even a very good writer gets a low writing score. For example if you misinterpreted the essay and / or letter questions in some way and so wrote the wrong thing, that can bring your score down quite a bit.

Have you looked through websites such as IELTS buddy or others to check specific things that you should / should not do in your writing for T1 and T2?

It may be worth doing that first as you may find that you did make some errors.

So really it is not easy to give you an answer and you just need to consider the things I have said, weigh things up and decide.

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